Looking back at the SA’s US Open champions

17 June 2021 – The 121st U.S. Open tees off today at on the formidable South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California with eight South African hopefuls in the field. Only three South Africans – Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen – have captured the US Open title 1965: Gary Player at…

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Du Preez lays SA Women’s Amateur marker with grandstand finish in PE

11 February 2021 – Larissa du Preez’s well-timed victory in the Eastern Province & Border Championship delivered a welcome injection of confidence ahead of the upcoming SA Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. The Silver Lakes golfer eagled the par-five final hole at Port Elizabeth Golf Club to edge out former champion…

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SA Open Fast Facts – Most Prolific Champions

December 2020 – The South African Open is one of the oldest golf championships, dating to 1903. Not surprisingly, Grand Slam champion Gary Player has the most victories, with Bobby Locke – the youngest champion at age 17 – second with nine. Gary Player: 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981…

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Africa’s Els & Price honoured by R&A Golf Club of St Andrews

28 September 2020 – Ernie Els and Nick Price are among four of golf’s great champions to have accepted invitations to become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. With 11 major championship victories between them, Els, Price, Catriona Matthew OBE and Padraig Harrington and Nick Price are among the most…

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Ernie names Captain Picks for President’s Cup

7 November 2019 – Local hero Jason Day,  Canadian Adam Hadwin, Sungjae Im of Korea and Joaquin Niemann of Chile got the nod from International Team Captain Ernie Els for the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month in Australia. The Presidents Cup will return to Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne…

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Els pushes, Rebula tightens grip in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2018 – Spurred on by his famous playing partner, George amateur Jovan Rebula tightened his grip on the Freddie Tait Cup challenge in Saturday’s third round of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Teeing off in the same group as his four-time Major…

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Amateurs announced for new-look SA Open

Amateurs announced for new-look SA Open

The cream of South Africa’s amateur golfing crop will tee it up in the revamped 2019 South African Open Championship in December, looking to build on the positive results achieved in the 2018 tournament. In January this year Kyle McClatchie claimed the Freddie Tait Trophy after delivering a remarkably mature performance for rounds of 68,…

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Mokoena on top in Boland Amateur

Buoyed by a new set of clubs, Karabo Mokoena eagled the final hole to claim his first open amateur title, the Boland Amateur Stroke Play Championship, by a stroke. The 20-year-old member had been contemplating take a break from the game following a series of disappointing results, but the arrival of a new set of…

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Ernie to renew Presidents Cup rivalry with Tiger

South Africa’s Ernie Els has a chance to renew his old rivalry with Tiger Woods as the pair have been named opposing captains for the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne next year. With the Americans having won the last seven Cups, the tournament is desperately in need of a spark to renew waning public interest,…

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